Read This Before You Buy a Sound Bar
Sound bars are an excellent compromise between shelling out for an expensive surround-sound system and settling for the tinny sound from your TV’s built-in speakers, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect. In fact, sound bars have quite a few real-world problems and limitations that are often glossed over, only to rear their heads after you’ve got one set up at home.
Glitzy product photos often show sound bars wall-mounted right below a TV, but most people place their sound bar on their TV stand. That can be problematic because larger sound bars have a tendency to block the TV’s remote-control sensor, forcing you to stand up and angle your remote to control your TV.